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# How are floating point numbers handled as binary numbers?

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2010-02-19 14:59:44

Floating point numbers are typically stored as numbers in scientific notation, but in base 2. A certain number of bits represent the mantissa, other bits represent the exponent. - This is a highly simplified explanation; there are several complications in the IEEE floating point format (or other similar formats).

Floating point numbers are typically stored as numbers in scientific notation, but in base 2. A certain number of bits represent the mantissa, other bits represent the exponent. - This is a highly simplified explanation; there are several complications in the IEEE floating point format (or other similar formats).

Floating point numbers are typically stored as numbers in scientific notation, but in base 2. A certain number of bits represent the mantissa, other bits represent the exponent. - This is a highly simplified explanation; there are several complications in the IEEE floating point format (or other similar formats).

Floating point numbers are typically stored as numbers in scientific notation, but in base 2. A certain number of bits represent the mantissa, other bits represent the exponent. - This is a highly simplified explanation; there are several complications in the IEEE floating point format (or other similar formats).

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2010-02-19 14:59:44

Floating point numbers are typically stored as numbers in scientific notation, but in base 2. A certain number of bits represent the mantissa, other bits represent the exponent. - This is a highly simplified explanation; there are several complications in the IEEE floating point format (or other similar formats).